May’s Record Club: CURTIS MAYFIELD

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Glossop Record Club is back On Thursday 9th May at Glossop Labour Club for a session dedicated to soul legend Curtis Mayfield.

We’ll be playing his 1970 solo debut album in full, alongside key tracks from his time with The Impressions in the 1960s, a few cuts from the album he produced for Baby Huey & The Babysitters and a selection of songs released on his own record label, Curtom Records.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts 8.30pm. We hope to see you there.

There’s another date for your diary in May too, as we return to the Crystal Ballroom on Norfolk Street for another RIP IT UP retro disco on Saturday 25th May. The last one was a sell out, so don’t miss out! Buy advance tickets here.

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Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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Talk Talk – records played

A big thanks to Gavin who put together a brilliant evening of music, illustrating the evolution of Talk Talk, from synth pop to post rock. Spirit Of Eden is, without doubt, one of the most atmospheric and moving albums we’ve ever played and made for a brilliant session and post-album discussion. It’s what record club was made for. Thanks to all who came and listened.

We’ll be back on Thursday 9th May for an evening of Curtis Mayfield on vinyl. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

All tracks by Talk Talk

Talk Talk (7″, EMI, 1982)
Today (7″, EMI, 1982)
It’s My Life/Tomorrow Started (from It’s My Life, EMI, 1984)
Life’s What You Make It/April 5th (from The Colour Of Spring, EMI, 1986)

Spirit Of Eden (Parlophone, 1988)


Side One: The Rainbow / Eden / Desire
Side Two: Inheritance / I Believe In You / Wealth

Talk Talk influences and influenced mix
Pharoah Sanders – Astral Travelling / Mogwai – Hungry Face / Robert Wyatt – At Last I Am Free / Wild Beasts – This Is Our Lot / John Martyn – Solid Air / Rustin Man – Our Tomorrows / Portishead – Only You / Van Morrison – Slim Slow Slider / Tricky – Aftermath / Can – Vitamin C / Elbow – Little Beast – Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

Listen to highlights here or click the player below.


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

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April’s Record Club: TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN

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We’re back on Thursday 11th April with Gavin Hogg at the helm to play what is considered to be one of the greatest albums of the 1980s on vinyl and in full – Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’ – along with a selection of cuts from their other albums. It’s a record we’ve wanted to play for quite some time, and following the recent death of the band’s vocalist and songwriter, Mark Hollis, we thought this would make a fitting tribute to a very distinctive and singular voice.

A year in the making, the album was released in 1988 to a rather muted response, but over time it’s reputation has grown and it’s now considered a classic, hugely influential on many bands and artists including Doves, Elbow and Wild Beasts among others.

Writing for The Guardian following Mark Hollis’s death, Jude Rogers described the album as a “long, meditative, immersive experience – extended journeys into the possibilities of ambient sound, influenced not by what surrounded their makers, but by the spaces between; of the improvised nature of jazz and modern classical composition, as well as strange, oblique poetry.” Read the full piece here. Also worth reading is this piece on The Quietus.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts 8.30pm. We hope to see you there.


TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN
Thursday 11th April
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


Click here for venue and travel details.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Twitter.

‘Like’ Glossop Record Club on Facebook.

Follow Glossop Record Club on Instagram.

Listen to Glossop Record Club on Mixcloud.

Click here for the Glossop Record Club podcast.